To Start & Finish Lines FAQs
Where is the start and finish areas?
The start area is located at Bradfield Park, Milsons Point - under the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and adjacent to Milsons Point train station. The finish area for the Marathon and Half Marathon will be at the Sydney Opera House and the Bridge Run and Family Fun Run will finish at the Royal Botanic Gardens (next to the Conservatorium of Music). The Recovery Village will be in the Royal Botanic Gardens, located in Tarpiean Way off Macquarie Street, approximately 300m from the Opera House.
How do I get to the start venue - Bradfield Park?
It is advised that all participants take public transport to the event, to avoid the large number of road closures that will be in place throughout event day, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge closing from 4am-11am. Please visit www.131500.com.au to plan your travel ahead of time, and to familiarise yourself with Special Event service times. Milsons Point station, on the North Shore Line is the closest train station to the start venue.
Simply show your chest bib which will act as your travel pass to travel by regular train (Sydney Trains), bus (Sydney Metropolitan Services) or Sydney Ferries on event day. Your chest bib will cover Sydney Metro as well as Scone, Dungog (Newcastle), Lithgow, Goulburn, Richmond and Bomaderry (Wollongong) and in-between. The chest bib does not include Light Rail, Monorail or private bus services. An additional station access fee may apply for entrants travelling on regular Sydney Trains services to and from the Airport (both domestic and international terminals). Note: if there is scheduled track work for event weekend - visit www.131500.com.au for more information.
Alternatively, if you must drive, the closest drop off location is North Sydney train station which is an approximate 10 minute walk to the start venue. There are NO parking facilities in Milsons Point on event day. Special event road closure information can be found at http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/events/ (information will be available from the start of September).
Is there any scheduled track work for event day?
What time does each race start at Bradfield Park?
It is strongly recommended that you be at the Start Area (Bradfield Park, Milsons Point) at least one (1) hour before the start of your race. This will give you time to drop off your clothing to the trucks provided, use the facilities and become familiar with the Start area. Please familiarise yourself with the Start Zones (A, B, C indicated on your Chest Bib).
6.15am – Blackmores Half Marathon
7.15am – Blackmores Sydney Marathon wheelchairs
7.20am – Blackmores Sydney Marathon
7.50am – The Sunday Telegraph Family Fun Run
9.00am – Blackmores Bridge Run
What can I expect to find at the start?
You will find toilets, meeting points, coffee, water, Suncorp Help Desks and sponsor activities.
Is there a map of the finish and Blackmores Recovery Village?
What is the predicated weather for event day?
For information on Sydney climate click here >>
Where can I find more information about Event Day?
More information is available in the Event Guide which is available at the ASICS Event Expo. A downloadable copy will also be available online from the end of August.
Why not make a night of it and stay in the city?
Our official hotel partner, The Menzies Sydney, offers some fantastic rates for entrants. The hotel is opposite Wynyard Station, only one stop from the race start. Even if Sydney is your home, why not stay right in the heart of the city to ensure you are at your best and ready to go on event day. There are even late checkouts to give you a chance to freshen up post-race.
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